Celtic Week – Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Ashville, NC
July 10 - July 15
The week will feature classes, potluck sessions, concerts, and jams. For those taking any of the style classes for fiddle, it is recommended that students should play at an Intermediate level: students should have mastered beginning skills, be able to tune their instruments, keep time, play the principal scales cleanly, and know how to play a few tunes with confidence. Fiddle classes are double-length, and students may take either intermediate or advanced classes, but not both. The uilleann pipes class is also double-length. Fiddlers who plan on taking both Irish and Scottish fiddle should consider their stamina and the available practice time before registering for two daily 2 1⁄2 hour classes.
For novices, “Fiddle for Complete Beginners” will cover the basics and two sections of“FiddleTechnique”will address technical problems for all players, while“Tinwhistle for Complete Beginners” will provide new whistle players with a repertoire of simple tunes.